Carol Albert · Sol Ipanema

“Sol Ipanema” is inspired by a sandy beach and foam on a sun-drenched Brazilian beach with couples dancing against a sea foam-colored sky backdrop. With a Bossa Nova rhythm, the piece is a a feel-good, upbeat number with positive vibes and a decided blend between smooth and pop jazz with Carol’s trademark piano melodies. Accompanying her are guitarist Dan Baraszu and bassist Roberto Vally.

The breezy and intoxicating/exotic “Sol Ipanema” is one of five tracks from the album Magic Mirror which has already produced three Billboard Top 5 hits: “Paradigm Shift “(#1) “Magic Mirror”(#2) and “Fire & Water”(#4). The new single “Sol Ipanema” was co-produced by Carol and collaborating bassist and genre stalwart Roberto Vally. Carol picked the name “Sol Ipanema” after a hotel named Sol Ipanema (Ipanema Sun) which is located on Ipanema Beach in Brazil.

Since establishing herself as Smooth Jazz mainstay in 2017, the classically trained pianist, composer and producer has released a multitude of recordings whose vibes range from upbeat Contemporary Jazz to solo piano and ambient recordings. She holds the distinction of being one of the top female artist in C-Jazz/Smooth Jazz. RadioWave Jazz published in June, 2023 “not only is she the most successful female artist to hit the chart since its 2003 launch, she also places 6th among all artists for total weeks at #1 (36 weeks).

One of Carol’s unique trademarks has been writing and recording melodic songs that both chronicle and express her own emotions and thoughtfully reflect upon the world around her. You may find yourself resonating with the vibes or simply enveloped by magnificent melodies and verdant harmonies. Albert’s music will stay with you. When you gaze into the metaphorical mirror, you’ll have marvelous music to keep you company. A fan wrote to Carol “Anyone who has your music as the soundtrack to their life is a lucky person”.

Listen Carol Albert"Sol Ipanema"  on SmoothJazz Weekend Radio Playlist